Friday, September 4, 2015

HomeLIFT Initiative a Great Success!

On August 28th & 29th, NHS of New Haven took part in the HomeLIFT Initiative, a collaborative effort between Wells Fargo and NeighborWorks America. The program provides $15,000 down-payment assistance grants to homebuyers looking to purchase a home in New Haven, East Haven or West Haven. You can learn more about the program here.

The HomeLIFT event in New Haven was a great success. We were able to provide information, education, and support to people who were looking to make homeownership a possibility.

NHS' HomeOwnership Center Managing Director, Bridgette Russell

In all, during the launch at the Omni Hotel in New Haven, there were close to 700 guests who were either pre-registered or attended as walk-ins. 176 grants were reserved by customers at the event -- totaling nearly $2.6 million in down-payment reservations. In addition, a virtual "Affordable Home Tour" was featured during the event -- providing customers the ability to see a sampling of over 100 affordable homes in the Greater New Haven area.

Areta Huckabee and Gloria Gibson man the NHS booth

Finally, during the event, NHS was one of four non-profits that hosted a booth, providing lots of information about our services. The other non-profits were the City of West Haven, CT Community Development Administration, the CT Housing Finance Authority, and the Housing Development Fund.

Chandell Gibbs, NHS Community Building Specialist

As of September 3, there were still reservations available for LIFT funds. If you would like more information, or to see if you're eligible, please visit:

NHS Executive Director, Jim Paley, alongside Kim McKoy, after she has reserved her reservation letter! 

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